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Tonya Williams

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B: July 12, 1967 in London, England

Tonya Lee Williams moved to Canada when she was 12, living with her parents in Oshawa, Ontario. Crowned “Miss Black Ontario” in 1977, when she was 18 years old, Tonya attended and graduated from Ryerson University’s Theatre School in Toronto. She has been nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy twice; once in 1996 and 2000. From 1995 to 1999 she was nominated for consecutive NAACP Image Awards in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama. She won the award in 1999. It was announced in January of 2012 that she would receive the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award from Montreal’s Black Theatre Workshop.

Also see: Tonya Lee Williams’ Biography.
Also see: Official website.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

As Is (TV-1986)
The Liberators (TV-1987)
A Very Brady Christmas (TV-1988)

Spaced Invaders (1990)
The Borrower (1991)

Seventeen Again (2000)
Tonya Lee Williams: Gospel Jubilee (TV-2004)
A Perfect Note (TV-2005)
Poor Boy`s Game (2006)
Finding Father’s Toe (2007)

Double Wedding (TV-2010)
Elijah the Prophet (2012, short)
Empire of Dirt (2013)
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (TV-2013)
Incident at Elysian Fields (2013, short)
LAPD African Cops (2017)

TV Series – Cast:
Polka Dot Door (1971)

Check it Out (1985-1986)
Generations (1989-1990)

The Young and the Restless (1990-2012)

The Border (2009-2010)

She’s the Mayor (2011)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
What’s Happening Now (1987)
Street Legal (1987)
Hill Street Blues (1987)
Falcon Crest (1987)
Captain Power and the Soldiers of Fortune (1987)
Matlock (1989)
Peacable Kingdom (1989)

Nasty Boys (1990)
Counterstrike (1993)
Getting By (1993)
Silk Stalkings (1994)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1998)

Online Series:
Cybergeddon (2012)